Detailed photo album from the Vice-Consul with the French Consulate in Aleppo in 1903-1904. Nice detail on life in Aleppo, but best of all is the group photos of the European diplomatic corps that would meet together socially. Consuls and civil servants from Turkey, Austria, Russia, etc are named, as well as their wives in some cases. Also shown are the brides trousseau in a local wedding, a local burial, the river Koueik (which was always a problem with sewage), jewish cemetery, the road of dyers, the Citadel, the bazarr of ropers, the Italian Consulate, the residence of the Vali and General Ali Pacha, the elaborate departure of the Russian Consul to Baghdad by way of caravan, Western diplomates drinking at the Hotel Bellevue, a panorama of an official ceremony, return of pilgrims from Mecca, detailed schematic plan of the home of the Vice-Consul with corresponding photos of each room, local dervishes, cawas of the French Consulate, Vues of Beilan on the road to Alexandrette. 75 photos in all, almost all with legible descriptions. The author was something of an amateur photographer and used an expensive camera. Binding is loose but intact. An interesting look at the official French presence in Aleppo twenty years before the French inherited its mandate over Syria.